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OP-ED: Playground of The One Percent

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It’s a tragedy that Manhattan, with its long, rich history of cultural diversity, of open arms to the downtrodden of the world, has reached a point in its development whereby the inclusion of all the many classes who originally came here early on — and still try — is now gone but limited only to [&hellip
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OP-ED: A Third Way On Traffic

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I have been writing letters to city mayors going back to Giuliani saying the same exact thing — that there should be a third cycle in the traffic lights in which all traffic cars etc. are at a standstill and pedestrians can cross the street safely. The city traffic lights were, in fact, installed incorrectly [&hellip
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A Club-like Neighborhood Theater On The East Side

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59E59 Theaters offer an alternative to broadway By Valerie Gladstone Upper East Side Almost hidden on 59th Street between Park and Madison avenues, 59E59 Theaters might be overlooked but for the fact that since their founding in 2002 they have presented some of New York’s most engrossing new plays. The brainchild of their artistic director, [&hellip
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Helping Loved Ones with Dementia

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Tips for people caring for those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.4 million American’s suffer from Alzheimer’s or other dementias, which includes one in eight Americans over the age of 65 and nearly half of Americans over the age of 85. Home health aides can be [&hellip
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Officials Call for New Permit Process for M.T.S.

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Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and other East Side pols say the state needs to issue new environmental permits for the trash station Upper East Side Elected officials gathered at Asphalt Green last week, the recreation center adjacent to the site of the future East 91st Street marine trash transfer station, to call on the state to [&hellip
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Activists, officials rally against Air BnB

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Elected officials and community groups converged at City Hall to demand better regulation of illegal hotels Affordable housing advocates, community groups and elected officials rallied last week against the apartment sharing startup Airbnb, which they claim is violating state law and contributing to New York’s illegal hotel problem. The rally was a kickoff to the [&hellip
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Seawright Wins Primary for Upper East Side Assembly Seat

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Seawright, center, campaigning earlier today with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. Rebecca Seawright has won the Democratic primary for the 76th Assembly district, representing the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island, according to preliminary results from the New York State Board of Elections, with 86 percent of precincts reporting. With the latest results showing that she took 46 percent of the vote, Seawright will now run in the primary race [&hellip
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